The alphabet network will premiere a new non-scripted TV series, The Glass House, on Monday, June 18th. On the Big Brother-like competition, 14 contestants will live together and try to win a quarter of a million dollars. Home viewers will be able to watch and vote online.
According to TV Guide, the show will run for 10 episodes, through August 20th. Production begins in late May.
Here are the details from the network’s press release:
“THE GLASS HOUSE,” AN EXCITING NEW COMPETITION SERIES WHERE VIEWERS ARE IN CHARGE, TO PREMIERE MONDAY, JUNE 18 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK
14 Contestants Will Live Together and Compete for $250,000
Viewers Can Vote and Watch Online
“The Glass House,” the exciting and interactive real life and real-time reality competition where viewers are in charge of the game, premieres MONDAY, JUNE 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network. In “The Glass House,” 14 contestants will live and compete for a quarter million dollars in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house, playing not just against each other, but also playing to win over the viewing audience each week. Both online and through their social networks, viewers will be encouraged to support and follow the contestants they like, their votes helping to determine which contestants are sent home and also which eliminated players will earn the chance to return to “The Glass House” to compete each week.
But viewer feedback doesn’t end there! Several times a week, viewers can watch a live online feed of the players and vote to decide everything from what players wear and eat to the games they play, even where they sleep. Viewers will also have the chance to give their favorite contestants feedback on their game from outside the house. How the contestants use that information is up to them, because in the end it’s about who plays the best social game. The most important alliance players can have is with their fans!
Voting will be available online at abc.com at a later date.
“The Glass House” is executive-produced by Kenny Rosen (“Hell’s Kitchen” and “Big Brother”). It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
What do you think? Will you give Glass House a try? Does it sound better than CBS’ Big Brother?